OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 4 taxa in the family Nyctaginaceae, Four-o-clock family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon Common Name: Garden Four-o'clock, Marvel-of-Peru, Morning-rose

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Mirabilis jalapa var. jalapa   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Mirabilis jalapa   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Mirabilis jalapa 067-01-001   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, or persistent at former garden sites

Rare

Non-native: Tropical America

 


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camera icon Common Name: Heart-leaved Umbrella-wort, Heartleaf Four-o’clock

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Mirabilis nyctaginea   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mirabilis nyctaginea   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Mirabilis nyctaginea 067-01-002   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

 

Habitat: Upland prairies, streambanks, riverbanks, also in disturbed situations (as eastwards) such as railroad embankments, other disturbed areas

Rare

Native: central North America

 


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camera icon Common Name: Erect Spiderling, Smooth Hogweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Boerhavia erecta   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Boerhavia erecta   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Boerhavia erecta 067-02-002   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

 

Habitat: Sandy fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, railroad yards

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Native to Florida & possibly GA; introduced in the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Red Spiderling, Spreading Hogweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Boerhavia diffusa   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Boerhavia diffusa   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, vacant lots, road shoulders, other dry disturbed areas

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia (possibly introduced in NC)

 


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